Pupils from two schools in the North-east attended a ceremony in France to commemorate a significant battle in World War 1.
Third year pupils Amy Donaldson and Laura Ritchie from Mackie Academy and Rieley Morrison and Meghan Clark from Northfield Academy joined hundreds of other children from around Scotland at the Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
The Battle of Arras had the highest concentration of Scottish troops fighting in a single battle during World War 1.
The average daily casualty rate was 4,076, which was higher than that at The Somme or the Third Battle of Ypres.
Pupils from across Scotland joined dignitaries and descendants to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
Rebecca Cowie, a history teacher at Mackie Academy, said: “It was really, really good to get involved in this ceremony, not just for the children from Mackie and Northfield academies but children from right across Scotland.
“At first I don’t think they understood the significance of the ceremony but as it went on they looked more engaged.
“I can’t speak for Northfield Academy but the build-up to the ceremony at Mackie Academy has been fantastic and we have really enjoyed learning about the battle and how the Scots fought courageously.”
The service, conducted by the moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, saw wreaths laid and songs sung to remember the estimated 18,000 Scots who lost their lives.
The morning service was followed by a Beating Retreat by the Pipes and Drum in the French town.
The retreat was attended by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
She said: “These young people are not much younger than many of those who fought in the battle – many of whom never returned to Scotland.
“Education is an important part of our commemorative programme – ensuring pupils understand the impact and significance of the battle, and share what they have learned with their peers and wider community.”